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tractor spraying fields

Finding fertilizer’s environmental sweet spot

New study led by U of M researchers improves understanding of nitrogen’s greenhouse gas impacts
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/finding-fertilizers-environmental-sweet-spot
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
01/25/2018
zebra mussels

UMN launches research to help reduce zebra mussel spread

UMN will partner with Tonka Bay Marina, Brunswick Freshwater Boat Group and DNR to help reduce zebra mussel spread
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/umn-launches-research-help-reduce-zebra-mussel-spread
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
01/25/2018
Helicopter and structures

Model for addressing climate change

Humphrey School analysis calls $2.1 billion dollar CapX2020 energy line expansion project a “win-win”
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/model-addressing-climate-change
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
01/25/2018
graphic of natural symbols

Student Start-ups Go Big

Innovative U of M students are taking on the world's biggest challenges
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/student-start-ups-go-big
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
03/22/2016

Plants’ ability to adapt could change conventional wisdom on climate change, U of M study finds

Plants speed up their respiratory metabolism as temperatures rise, leading to a long-held concern that as climate warms the elevated carbon release from a ramped-up metabolism could flip global forests from a long-term carbon sink to a carbon source, further accelerating climate change.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/plants-ability-adapt-could-change-conventional-wisdom-climate-change-u-m-study-finds
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
01/25/2018
Dried, broken cornstalks stand in a harvested field.

From Sugar Beets to Spandex

U researchers have engineered microbes to turn agricultural waste like cornstalks and sugar beet pulp into products like chicken feed and even spandex.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/sugar-beets-spandex
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
03/14/2016

U of M student start-ups win 2016 Acara Challenge with innovative impact ventures

Student-run impact ventures focused on providing clean water through micro-entrepreneurs and bringing fashion and healing together to empower and employ Native Americans have been selected Gold Level winners of the 2016 Acara Challenge, a competition held by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment in partnership with the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/u-m-student-start-ups-win-2016-acara-challenge-innovative-impact-ventures-0
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
01/25/2018

Understanding differences within species is critical to conservation efforts

A new study published in the journal Ecological Applications shows that differences within a species across geographically distinct ranges should be taken into account during conservation planning as the climate changes.
https://twin-cities.umn.edu/news-events/understanding-differences-within-species-critical-conservation-efforts
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
01/25/2018

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